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  • Why Trump Won, and Why the Current Crop of Purported Leaders Must Be Swept Aside

    05/28/2016 9:54:31 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 3 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 05/27/2016 | Ace
    "Pocahantas." For a long time I've been busting on Marco Rubio people, and the class -- Upper Middle Class College-Educated -- so enthused about him.* I've said this before, but this class, in particular, is extremely bully-able. Their class itself is is the product of liberal social cues and mores. College being one of the main prerequisites of class entry (other prerequisites: That your parents are also college-educated), this class is particularly sensitive to threats to their social status by liberals.** Any class whose credentials are monitored by a progressive/archliberal dominant cadre is going to be easily whipsawed into conformity...
  • In testimony, former confidant links Fattah to crimes ['Rat corruption trial in Philly][

    05/26/2016 1:16:32 PM PDT · by Enchante · 8 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 25, 2016 | Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
    For Fattah's failed bid in 2007 to become mayor of Philadelphia, Naylor said, he distributed $200,000 in cash on Election Day from a fund that now lies at the heart of the Justice Department's racketeering conspiracy case. Another top strategist on the campaign, Thomas Lindenfeld, already has testified that he took out a $1 million loan from then-Sallie Mae CEO Al Lord at Fattah's encouragement. Because the donation exceeded city campaign-contribution limits, the loan was made to Lindenfeld's Washington political consulting firm and did not appear on the congressman's campaign filings.
  • Georgetown University’s ugly past has caught up with its PC administrators

    05/25/2016 9:04:45 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/25/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The corruption of our great institutions has often been brought about by their location and nearness to the worst influences in our society. Georgetown University’s location in Washington DC, the heart of America’s political cesspool, raises an interesting question about which institution corrupted which. Did Washington corrupt the Jesuit school or was it the school and its disgusting history that helped corrupt the workings of our government? Recently uncovered historical records have revealed that during a financial crisis in its earliest days, Georgetown was forced to sell off one of the Jesuit Order’s most valuable assets to stay afloat. In...
  • LET'S SEE IF I GOT THIS RIGHT!!!

    05/23/2016 12:37:59 PM PDT · by dvan · 50 replies
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    IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOR. IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU ARE DETAINED INDEFINITELY. IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET SHOT. IF YOU CROSS THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE JAILED. IF YOU CROSS THE CHINESE BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU MAY NEVER BE HEARD FROM AGAIN. IF YOU CROSS THE VENEZUELAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE BRANDED A SPY AND YOUR FATE WILL BE SEALED. IF YOU CROSS THE CUBAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE THROWN INTO POLITICAL PRISON TO ROT. IF YOU CROSS THE...
  • Portland (OR) school board votes to BAN books that question or deny climate change from classroom

    05/22/2016 4:25:13 PM PDT · by matt04 · 42 replies
    School officials in Portland, Oregon, have banned books questioning climate change from the classroom. The city's public school board voted last week that any material saying climate change doesn't exist or that humans are not at fault should be removed. The resolution also directs school staff to develop an implementation plan for 'curriculum and educational opportunities that address climate change and climate justice in all Portland Public Schools.' The measure was passed even though the Oregon Institute of Science and medicine is circulating a petition which states: 'there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane,...
  • Even soldier working under terrorist threats can’t get gun carry permit in NJ

    05/21/2016 9:01:51 PM PDT · by Enchante · 37 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 ^ | May 20, 2016 | Toniann Antonelli
    In denying his application for a concealed-carry permit, Oceanport Police Chief Daniel W. Barcus said Russell was unable to demonstrate “justifiable need” because there had been no specific attacks or threats made directly on him. To legally carry concealed firearms in New Jersey, residents have to apply to their local police for a permit demonstrating such a need. But critics of the state’s strict gun laws say this results in very few people other than acting and retired law enforcement officials getting approval for such permits.
  • 'The Last Face': Cannes Review [Sean Penn falls hard on his face]

    05/21/2016 2:12:29 PM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 20, 2016 | David Rooney
    A backdrop of Third World atrocity, suffering and merciless human-rights violations serves as the canvas for a faux-profound Hollywood love story in Sean Penn's stunningly self-important but numbingly empty cocktail of romance and insulting refugee porn, The Last Face. Beautiful movie stars — rugged, earthy Javier Bardem sporting flawless, bedroom-chic stubble, and iron butterfly Charlize Theron, wearing dewy no-makeup makeup and an excellent moisturizer — battle for 130 stultifying minutes to listen to their hearts while their souls take a hammering. Audiences are more likely to check out and just leave them to it....
  • Conflict analyst: EU would have ‘second most powerful military on Earth’

    05/21/2016 10:44:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    EurActiv ^ | May 20, 2016 | Catalina Guerrero, euroefe.es | Translated by Samuel Morgan
    The EU would have “the second most powerful military” in the world if its members pooled its resources, insisted the co-director of the Institute of Studies on Conflict and Humanitarian Action in an interview with EurActiv Spain. “If we added the capabilities we have in the EU together, we would automatically become the second most powerful military force on Earth and the reason we aren’t is because there is no political will. This is because each national government would rather be the head of a mouse rather than the tail of a lion,” said Jesús Núńez, a conflict analyst. …
  • Who Are the Real Deniers of Science?

    05/20/2016 5:51:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    Why do liberals hate science? The left has long claimed that it has something of a monopoly on scientific expertise. For instance, long before Al Gore started making millions by claiming that anyone who disagreed with his apocalyptic prophecies was "anti-science," there were the "scientific socialists." "Social engineer" is now rightly seen as a term of scorn and derision, but it was once a label that progressive eggheads eagerly accepted. Masking opinions in a white smock is a brilliant, albeit infuriating and shabby, rhetorical tactic. As the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said, "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion,...
  • Follow the deterioration of our culture and educational system for the 63 Years from 1957-2020

    05/17/2016 9:00:11 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/17/16 | unknown author
    For those who continue to wonder how the most powerful, most productive, most envied and most successful nation in history can be one short step from the 3rd class status of a Marxist dictatorship. 1. Teaching Math in 1950s A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit? 2. Teaching Math in 1960s A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit? 3. Teaching Math in 1970s A logger sells a truckload...
  • Memoir of a Defeated Politician

    05/14/2016 3:10:56 PM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies
    City Journal ^ | May 6, 2016 | Carla T. Main
    Mark Green, a longtime fixture on New York’s political scene, has written a tell-all memoir and political manifesto about his years as an advocate and perennial candidate. Green is at his best in Bright, Infinite Future when he tells advocacy stories, like helping to kick the mob out of the carting business in New York City. He is happy to share the credit and doesn’t get bogged down in denouncing enemies...
  • California ballot measure blamed for shoplifting jump

    05/14/2016 12:11:47 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 52 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 14, 2016 | AP
    Perry Lutz says his struggle to survive as a small businessman became a lot harder after California voters reduced theft penalties 1˝ years ago. About a half-dozen times this year, shoplifters have stolen expensive drones or another of the remote-controlled toys he sells (...). "It's just pretty much open season," Lutz said. "They'll pick the $800 unit and just grab it and run out the door." Anything below $950 keeps the crime a misdemeanor — and likely means the thieves face no pursuit and no punishment, say retailers and law enforcement officials.
  • User Named ‘Racist McShootFace’ Hijacks Zimmerman Gun Auction, Hikes Up Price to $65 Million

    05/13/2016 11:43:31 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 13 May 2016 | Ken Meyer
    George Zimmerman‘s gun sale attempt isn’t going very well. After having to move his online auction to a new site once already, the bidding on the weapon that killed Trayvon Martin seems to have been taken over by trolls determined to remind Zimmerman of his infamy. Despite his not-guilty verdict for the death of Martin four years ago, Zimmerman is a pariah to many for his apparent non-regret for the incident, and a myriad of controversial statements from him since then. Zimmerman posted the gun to be sold on United Gun Group, but the auction seems to have been taken...
  • Gun control legislation deliberately designed to facilitate murder

    05/13/2016 8:52:18 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/13/16 | Doug Book, Editor
    Advocates of overturning the right to keep and bear arms have spent years deliberately turning innocents into victims of slaughter, all for the purpose of eventually disarming the American people. “Do as I say, not as I do,” gun-control zealots were predictably out in force after the Sandy Hook killings. After all, in the perverted mind of confiscation advocates like Michael Bloomberg and Barack Obama, the murder of 20 kindergarten students represented a longed-awaited opportunity to embarrass the more weak-kneed defenders of the 2nd Amendment into relenting to a nationwide assault against the foremost liberty of the American people. In...
  • The University of Oregon employs thought police who hired themselves

    05/12/2016 8:54:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/12/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The University of Oregon is sorely in need of an enema. It has become filled with the worst kind of social excrement a university can accumulate. It has descended into a state of perpetual readiness to root out and destroy any vestige of speech and thought that might even slightly deviate from liberal orthodoxy. When any member of the school’s cozy little community alleges that she/he has been offended, the speech warriors of the U of O’s Bias Response Team (BRT) spring into action. No complaint is too petty for these civil servants that have invented their own lifetime jobs....
  • Eight "New Normal" Charts That Are Insanely Abnormal--and Dangerous

    05/07/2016 11:30:27 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 03 May 2016 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Anyone questioning the sustainability and rightness of The New Normal is immediately attacked by the mainstream-media defenders of the crumbling status quo. Not only is everything that broke in 2008 fixed, everything's going great globally, and anyone who dares question this narrative in a tin-foil hat conspiracy nut or simply an annoyingly doom-and-gloomer who recalcitrantly refuses to accept the positive glories of official statistics: low unemployment, rising valuations of stock market Unicorns, etc. But the New Normal is anything but normal; all the readings of artificial life-support and manipulation are off the charts. If the New Normal were indeed a...
  • Malia Obama Goes to Harvard: Liberals' Kids Get the Golden Ticket While Yours Get Scraps

    05/06/2016 8:23:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/05/2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Usually, the admission of another rich child of privilege to the selective liberal finishing school known as Harvard is a non-story. But in the case of Malia Obama, it provides yet another example of the cynical elitism of modern liberals. FULL STOP: This is where liberal liars will try to distract you from the glaring hypocrisy of the elite by accusing me of attacking the innocent child of Barack Obama. It’s unclear whether this reflexive misdirection is the result of them being too stupid to understand an argument or whether they are simply falling back on their default move, dishonesty,...
  • Trump 'open' to raising federal minimum wage in GOP agenda break

    05/05/2016 7:26:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    UPI ^ | 05/05/2016 | By Andrew V. Pestano
    WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Soon after becoming the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump said he would be open to raising the federal minimum wage in a notable reversal of GOP policy. During a debate in November, Trump said he would oppose raising the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 an hour. "I hate to say it, but we have to leave it the way it is," Trump said at the time. Speaking to CNN on Wednesday, Trump was asked about Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders' desire to raise the federal minimum wage to $15. "You can't live...
  • Why Are Highly Educated Americans Getting More Liberal?

    05/01/2016 6:15:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 85 replies
    NPR ^ | 04/30/2016 | Danielle Kurtzleben
    It's a well-worn (if not-entirely-agreed-upon) idea that college makes people more liberal. But a new report adds a twist to this: the most educated Americans have grown increasingly liberal over the last couple of decades. A report from the Pew Research Center finds a wide partisan gap between highly educated and non-highly-educated Americans. Not only that, but the share of college grads and post-graduates who are "consistently liberal" (based on their answers to a series of policy questions) has grown sharply in the last 20 years. In 1994, 7 percent of post-grads were "consistently liberal," and 1 percent of people...
  • That Persistent Conservative Majority: Do Conservatives Still Outnumber Liberals in America?

    04/29/2016 7:54:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/28/2016 | Bruce Walker
    George Washington University announced on April 25 its latest Battleground Poll. The single most resilient datum in the history of that poll has been the persistent conservative majority. Nothing has changed. The responses to Question D3 of that poll show that 55% of Americans identify themselves as either "Very Conservative" or "Somewhat Conservative," while 40% of Americans call themselves "Very Liberal" or "Somewhat Liberal." Excluding those who don't know or won't respond, conservatives constitute 58% of Americans. Every GWU Battleground Poll over the last sixteen years has shown the same overwhelming conservative majority in America. The size of the conservative...
  • "Me and Mrs. Jones" singer Billy Paul dies at age 81

    04/24/2016 6:52:19 PM PDT · by mojito · 38 replies
    Soul Tracks ^ | Chris Rizik
    This year just keeps getting sadder in the world of music, and this one really hits us hard. Legendary Philadelphia soul singer, Billy Paul, has died at age 81. Paul actively performed for a half century, but was best known for this chart-topping 1972 hit, "Me and Mrs. Jones." It was without a doubt one of the most lauded soul songs ever -- after overcoming some inital controversy -- and Paul made it his own with an expressive delivery over pristine Gamble & Huff production.
  • Bart Simpson For President

    04/24/2016 9:25:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/24/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    Doing bad things for good purposes is the operational rational of Progressive Liberalism That ultimate symbol of mischievous scamp Bart Simpson in Season One of the longest running show in TV history when caught red-handed offered up one of his signature phrases, “I didn’t do it, nobody saw me do it, there’s no way you can prove anything.” This came to mind when I was thinking about Hillary “They’ll Never Indict Me” Clinton and her morally challenged obviously corrupt character. Donald Trump has said, “I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose...
  • The Smug! It Burns!

    04/23/2016 9:15:13 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 2-23-2016 | MOTUS
    “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Crack-Up Today’s topic is smugness: a potent combination of hubris and envy smug - adjective \ˈsməg\- having or showing the annoying quality of people who feel very pleased or satisfied with their abilities, achievements, etc. synonyms:self-satisfied, self-congratulatory, complacent, superior, pleased with oneself, conceited Go ahead - Google  “smug” Images and see what you get.If you are smug enough you can confidently disregard the stuff you don’t...
  • Watch this video to get a sense of what it really means to be a cop yesterday, today and always

    04/22/2016 9:15:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/22/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In the 1960s and 70s a war against cops began. It sprung up in prisons and on street corners of the worst neighborhoods in America. It was nurtured and strengthened in our prisons, mostly by Black and Hispanic men sitting around the yards of places like Sing Sing, Joliet, Chino and Walpole. The streets were so dangerous that by the early 1970s the New York City Police Department, my Department, was losing 10 cops killed by savage attacks each year. That worked out to 20 dead cops in a 24 month period; one dead cop every six weeks. As a...
  • What separates Millennials from Hillary Clinton?

    04/19/2016 1:08:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 4/19/16 | Harry Bruinius
    Unlike some of her peers, Hanna Smokoski says she has a lot of respect for Hillary Clinton and the “really impressive career” in politics she’s had during the past few decades. It’s just that “history has already moved beyond Hillary Clinton,” said the young graduate student, even as she jumped and hooted for Sen. Bernie Sanders during his massive rally in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, on Sunday – which at an estimated 28,000 attendees was his largest to date. “I mean, I would be really excited for the first female president, but it’s just that we’ve already progressed further left than...
  • Why Obama Will Go Down as One of the Greatest Presidents of All Time

    04/14/2016 11:57:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies
    gq.com | April 14, 2016 | JIM NELSON
    Linky only.
  • Group plans protest at Benner's Farm (NY) to save beloved cow (the bad farmer wants to eat his Moo)

    04/12/2016 5:43:10 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Fios1 News ^ | April 7, 2016 | Katie Moriarty
    East Setauket [Long Island, NY] farmer, Bob Benner and his family have learned to live off their 15 acres of land since 1977. "We learned, made, and had our own heat. We made our own food. We made our own clothing. We raised a garden," he said. With six mouths to feed on a tight budget, Benner began raising certain farm animals as a source of food. Over the years, Benner's farm has evolved into a popular attraction for strawberry picking, birthday parties, and class trips for kids. Which is how Kimberly Sherriton, a mother from Commack, got involved with...
  • Socialism’s Lonely Eden

    04/09/2016 4:00:11 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    Christ and Pop Culture ^ | 3/22/16 | Chad Ashby
    Politics Socialism’s Lonely Eden by Chad Ashby March 22, 2016 The rise of Bernie Sanders this election cycle has American voters dusting off an old question: What is socialism? In 2016, the Cold War is a distant memory, and many millennial voters were born after the fall of the Berlin Wall. In a political race shaped by tweets and sound bytes, it’s tempting to think socialism is just a catchall term for a hodgepodge of liberal policies like free college, universal healthcare, wealth redistribution, and tax plans. Such assumptions suggest that socialism is misunderstood in the 21st century—in fact, even...
  • Why women should vote for women

    04/08/2016 11:32:12 AM PDT · by PROCON · 51 replies
    latimes ^ | April 6, 2016 | Nancy L. Cohen
    Sexism is driving women away from the GOP front-runner Donald Trump and the Republican Party, potentially providing a windfall to Hillary Clinton in a general election. But to ride women's discontent into the Oval Office, of course, Clinton has to win the Democratic nomination. And while she has maintained a strong advantage with women voters overall, she's not doing well with all women. White millennial women favor Bernie Sanders. Perhaps that's because the best rationale for Clinton's candidacy hasn't been effectively communicated to millennial women. There is a powerful case to be made for electing a woman president, and it...
  • (Howie) Carr: New Dem glossary (excellent read alert)

    04/03/2016 5:13:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 3, 2016 | Howie Carr
    It's very difficult, keeping up with the ever-changing PC permutations of the language. We all understand that what was once global cooling and then global warming is now just plain climate change. And that when Democrats pander to the "working class," they really mean the "non-working class." With these people, every day is 1984 and they're the Ministry of Truth. Obamacare is the Affordable Care Act - and it's unaffordable. And when your income-tax return is docked because you couldn't afford affordable care, it's not a fine, it's a "shared responsibility tax." How about the word "settled"? Settled science is...
  • Another Climate Alarmist Admits Real Motive Behind Warming Scare

    03/29/2016 3:50:09 PM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    Fraud: While the global warming alarmists have done a good job of spreading fright, they haven’t been so good at hiding their real motivation. Yet another one has slipped up and revealed the catalyst driving the climate scare. We have been told now for almost three decades that man has to change his ways or his fossil-fuel emissions will scorch Earth with catastrophic warming. Scientists, politicians and activists have maintained the narrative that their concern is only about caring for our planet and its inhabitants. But this is simply not true. The narrative is a ruse. They are after something...
  • California college student claims pro-Trump message an act of 'violence'

    03/29/2016 3:00:08 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 29, 2016
    A California college student who claimed to have found a pro-Donald Trump message scrawled on the whiteboard outside her dorm room last week was so shaken that someone nearby might support the GOP frontrunner that she alerted campus police, according to a report. “This morning, a Mexican-American Scripps student woke up to find her whiteboard vandalized with the phrase ‘#Trump 2016,'” Minjoo Kim, student body president at Scripps College, wrote in a March 26 email blast to classmates, according to The College Fix. Although the message was not derogatory, Kim claimed the unidentified student perceived it as such because of...
  • Dozens of Swedish Women Show Support for Islam By Taking Selfies in Hijab after Brussels Massacre

    03/29/2016 2:01:56 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 3-24-2016 | Jim Hoft
    The violance against Muslim women has increased, and this is extremely worrying. Their basic rights are not being respected, their civil rights are being respected. And we need to put a stop to this. Being called names in the streets, getting their scarfs/hijabs ripped off their heads, and being slandered has become a daily routine for many muslim women.
  • America Hits Rock Bottom: Cities Are Paying Criminals $1000 Per Month "Not To Kill"

    03/28/2016 11:19:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | March 28, 2016
    It is widely known that in the past 6 months there has been a loud debate about helicopter money, i.e., giving out ordinary people (bypassing the banks) money directly printed by the Fed. What is less known is that when it comes to the most despicable underbelly of American society, cash to the tune of $1000 per month is already being "helicoptered" to some of the most brazen criminals living in the US today with one simple condition: "don't kill people." * * * Take the case of Lonnie Holmes, 21, who lives in Richmond, a working-class suburb north of...
  • Why did Liz Warren pick a fight with Trump now? (Cause her want-um be chief)

    03/28/2016 8:40:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | March 28, 2016 | William A. Jacobson
    Proving her worthiness for the throne if Hillary taken down by legal troubles. Elizabeth Warren is on the, er, attack against Donald Trump, who slashed back by mocking Warren's false appropriation of Indian identity to try to advance her career. The back and forth begs the real question, which is why did Warren decide to launch a tirade now against Trump? Trump has been being Trump at least since last summer. If Warren wanted to go ballistic on him, there were plenty of earlier opportunities. Senator Elizabeth Warren's harsh Twitter criticism of Donald Trump My theory of Warren is that...
  • Walter Williams: Campus Lunacy

    03/28/2016 3:22:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 30, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    The American Council of Trustees and Alumni publishes occasional reports on what college students know. Nearly 10 percent of the college graduates surveyed thought Judith Sheindlin, TV's "Judge Judy," is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court. Less than 20 percent of the college graduates knew the effect of the Emancipation Proclamation. More than a quarter of the college graduates did not know Franklin D. Roosevelt was president during World War II; one-third did not know he was the president who spearheaded the New Deal. But it is little mystery why so many college students are illiterate, innumerate and resistant...
  • It's snow wonder why people are leaving Chicago faster than any U.S. city

    03/25/2016 12:38:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    Redeye Chicago ^ | March 24, 2016 | Rianne Coale
    When "polar vortex," "below zero" and "rapid weather change" have become integrated into the vocabulary of every Chicagoan, it's snow wonder why: In 2015, the Chicago region saw its first population decline in more than two decades, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday. The Windy City's drop-off also was higher than any metropolitan area in the U.S. People are giving Chicago and Illinois the cold shoulder and migrating to states such as Florida, Arizona and Nevada, where they can enjoy warmer and much less moody climates. Can you blame them? Imagine lying poolside in the sunshine and not...
  • DISABLED VET WITH CANE FORCED TO WALK To Trump Rally

    03/19/2016 4:32:32 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 55 replies
    100 Percent Fed Up ^ | March 19, 2016
    It’s absolutely heartbreaking that a man who is walking with a cane after being shot serving our country, is FORCED to walk to an event to hear a presidential candidate speak. He fought for our nation, and this is the respect he gets from these thugs? Shutting down free speech in America is NOT okay. In a normal world, our president would be holding a press conference to tell people they will be held accountable for their actions. Unfortunately, many Americans believe it is more likely our “President” is helping to organize these events behind the scenes with the major...
  • NRA, NYT agree: Garland will produce most liberal Supreme Court in decades

    03/17/2016 8:39:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/17/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    How many times can one remember where the National Rifle Association and the New York Times agree on an issue? One count them on the fingers of one hand, and have a few left over. However, when it comes to Barack Obama’s pick to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, an unexpected synchronicity occurs … of sorts, anyway.The NRA’s legislative arm accused Obama of showing “utter contempt for the Second Amendment and law-abiding gun owners” with the nomination of Merrick Garland: “With Justice Scalia’s tragic passing, there is no longer a majority of support among the justices for...
  • Fondly remembering Mao: Western universities and ‘hemispatial neglect’

    03/16/2016 8:24:37 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | 3/16/16 | Barbara Kay
    It’s no secret that Western campuses are dominated by progressivism. But certain indices of academics’ love affair with the far left still have the power to shock. The University of Victoria is inviting applications from students in its Pacific and Asian Studies program for two awards “in memory of the late Mao Tse Tung” — one to be applied for a study tour of China, the other to promote the study of modern China.Now the Mao Tse Tung Memorial Course and Travel Awards don’t amount, in monetary terms, to a hill of beans — a few hundred dollars together, barely enough to...
  • 7 Harsh Realities Of Life Millennials Need To Understand

    03/13/2016 8:54:51 AM PDT · by walford · 61 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/10/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Millennials.They may not yet be the present, but they’re certainly the future. These young, uninitiated minds will someday soon become our politicians, doctors, scientists, chefs, television producers, fashion designers, manufacturers, and, one would hope, the new proponents of liberty. But are they ready for it?Time after time, particularly on college campuses, millennials have proven to be little more than entitled, spoiled, anti-intellectual brats who place far too much emphasis on feelings and nowhere near enough emphasis on critical thinking. To the millennial, words are cause for the creation of safe spaces, alternative ideas must be stifled, and anything they perceive...
  • The rise of American authoritarianism (BARF)

    03/05/2016 5:14:31 PM PST · by walford · 33 replies
    Vox ^ | March 1, 2016 | Amanda Taub
    The American media, over the past year, has been trying to work out something of a mystery: Why is the Republican electorate supporting a far-right, orange-toned populist with no real political experience, who espouses extreme and often bizarre views? How has Donald Trump, seemingly out of nowhere, suddenly become so popular?What's made Trump's rise even more puzzling is that his support seems to cross demographic lines — education, income, age, even religiosity — that usually demarcate candidates. And whereas most Republican candidates might draw strong support from just one segment of the party base, such as Southern evangelicals or coastal moderates,...
  • 12 REASONS KIDS FROM THE '60S AND '70S SHOULDN'T BE ALIVE RIGHT NOW

    03/04/2016 10:06:31 AM PST · by PROCON · 266 replies
    METV.com ^ | March 4, 2016 | METV STAFF
    If you grew up in the 1960s or 1970s, then you know how relaxed everything used to be. Our parents never forced us to wear seatbelts, we pretty much at whatever we wanted, and were given way more responsibiity than we should have been given. It's a little sad kids today won't get to experience half the things we did, but looking back, there's a good reason why they won't. Were these 12 things we did as kids kind of dangerous? Yeah, maybe some of it was.
  • Michelle Obama Celebrates Women Going to War: ‘They’ll Soon Be Welcome in Every Combat Unit’

    03/03/2016 10:59:24 AM PST · by PROCON · 100 replies
    cnsnews ^ | March 3, 2016 | CNSNews.com Staff
    (CNSNews.com) - In a speech marking Women’s History Month, which was delivered at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the decision taken by her husband’s administration to put young women in all combat roles in the U.S. military. “Thanks to brilliant, fearless women like General Vaught, today, more than 200,000 women are serving our country in just about every role and rank,” said Mrs. Obama. “They’re flying fighter jets, training new recruits; they’re graduating Army Ranger School--and I met those graduates. They are awesome. Fierce! And as you’ve already heard, they will soon be welcome in...
  • College bans energy drinks: ‘They lead to high-risk sex’

    03/01/2016 10:10:44 AM PST · by PROCON · 41 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | March 1, 2016 | foxnews
    A Vermont college has banned the sale of energy drinks on campus because it said the drinks may lead to “problematic behavior” like “high-risk sexual activity” and alcohol abuse. Middlebury College, in Middlebury, Vermont, also said the beverages may affect students’ academic performance and lead to a culture of stress, Fox 2 Detroit reported. The Middlebury Campus, the college’s student newspaper, reported that the ban will take effect March 7. It applies to popular energy drinks like Red Bull, Rockstar and 5-Hour Energy. Although those products will no longer be sold on campus, students can still purchase them from retailers...
  • Who President Trump would be good for; who he would be a disaster for

    02/26/2016 8:38:59 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 29 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/26/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Donald Trump is rolling toward the Republican nomination for President of the United States. That is a sobering thought for many people. The Democrats seem determined to nominate Hillary Clinton who will be easy to beat in the general election next November; and this will present a nightmare scenario for many people. More than this, a Trump presidency will bring joy and renewed hope to millions of hard working, God-fearing Americans. Trump will deliver justice for those of us who have suffered while we watched helplessly as our nation has declined toward third world lawlessness over the past seven years....
  • For 2017 French presidentials, economic liberalism is in vogue

    02/24/2016 10:44:38 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2-25-2016 | Ingrid Melander
    Lower taxes, fewer labor rules, less state: in a country famed for its attachment to a protective social model, economic liberalism is the surprise trend among aspirants for France's 2017 presidential election. For decades, the French center-right eschewed the free market policies of Margaret Thatcher, sticking to the tradition of a strong dirigiste state and a generous public health and welfare system funded by high taxes. Now a neoliberal economic platform is the one issue on which a growing field of candidates for the center-right Republicans' primary planned in November all agree. This ideological shift is not confined to the...
  • President Obama Explains What He Wants in Supreme Court Nominee (MEGA BS Alert)

    02/24/2016 11:04:10 AM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies
    NBCNEWS.COM ^ | Feb. 24, 2016 | ERIK ORTIZ
    The next justice of the Supreme Court will be an independent thinker with a strong intellect and sterling credentials - if President Barack Obama gets his way. Obama, in a post published on the SCOTUSblog website Wednesday, revealed the characteristics he is looking for in a nominee to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died Feb. 13. "First and foremost, the person I appoint will be eminently qualified," Obama wrote. "He or she will have an independent mind, rigorous intellect, impeccable credentials, and a record of excellence and integrity. I'm looking for a mastery of the law, with an ability to...
  • Mayor wants to open supervised injection facility for heroin in NY city

    02/23/2016 10:33:50 AM PST · by PROCON · 25 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | Feb. 22, 2016 | Cody Derespina
    One upstate New York city is planning an unconventional approach to combating a growing heroin epidemic: Letting addicts shoot up on government property under the supervision of medical professionals. Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick unveiled his controversial proposal to open a supervised injection facility during an interview with The Associated Press released Monday. The facility would provide a space for users to inject pre-purchased drugs with clean needles under the watchful eye of healthcare professionals who could, in theory, keep them safe and direct them to addiction services."My father was a drug addict. He split from the family when I was...
  • The Case for Rubio-Kasich

    02/22/2016 12:18:22 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 22, 2016 | by Ross Douthat
    Saturday's Republican primary in South Carolina was not quite the train wreck for the not-Trump portion of the party that seemed likely after New Hampshire's multi-candidate pileup. Boosted by Nikki Haley's endorsement, Marco Rubio basically saved his campaign with a second-place finish, while Jeb Bush finished far enough back that dropping out became the only honorable option. But of course Kasich is still in the race, and showing no signs of departing. I haven't ever written about his path to the nomination, mostly because I've never thought he had one. But then again this year has defied reasonable expectations. The...